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DISCIPLINE AND IDEAS IN THE APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCES
Professor Lallen B. Quismundo
The learners should be able to:

Clarify the Relationship between Social Science and Applied Social Science
Explain clearly public perceptions about the work of social sciences and applied social science practitioners
Course Introduction(Applied Social Sciences)
Applied social sciences are those social science disciplines, professions and occupations which seek to use basic social science research and theory to improve the daily life of communities, organizations and persons.
Definition of Applied Social Sciences
Social Science- Uses Concept
Applied Social Science- Uses Theory
Relationship of Social Science and Applied Social Science (Differences)
Definitions of Social Sciences
The Works of Applied Social Science
Counseling
Definitions
Definitions
Definitions
Definitions
Definitions
Definitions
Goals of Counseling
General Goals
Specific Goals
Focused Goal
General GOALS
Specific GOALS
Focused GOALS
Specific Goals: In Institution
Core Values of Counseling
Definition of Applied Social Science
Applied social sciences are those social science disciplines, professions and occupations which seek to use basic social science research and theory to improve the daily life of communities, organizations and persons.
Scope of (Guidance and) Counseling
Principles of Counseling
Professionals and Practitioners in Counseling
Objectives:
to show understanding of the roles and functions of counselors;
to Identify specific work areas in which counselors work; and
to undertake participant observation

Objectives:
to demonstrate a high level of understanding of the basic concepts of counseling
to Identify the goals and scope of counseling
Roles, Functions, and Competencies of counselors
Areas of Specialization where Counselors Work
1. Hospitals
2. Mental Health Facilities & Agencies
3. Correctional Facilities and/or Prisons
4. The Educational System- Elementary and Middle Schools,High Schools, Colleges and Universities
5. Career Centers
6. Religious Institutions
7. Public or Private Practice
Career opportunities of Counselors
#1 Private Practice

After fully completing the requirements for licensure, individuals in this career field have the option of venturing out into private practice.
#2 Department of Veteran Affairs- The only requirements for gaining a fulfilling job with the VA are being a U.S. citizen, holding a master’s degree in mental health counseling or a related field from a program that is CACREP accredited, and holding a licensure, working towards becoming licensed.
#3 Residential Treatment Facilities

Employment at a residential treatment facility enables you to work with the addiction and substance abuse population.
4 Schools

Many counseling programs that help credential LPCs also assist students who want to become certified school counselors (CSCs). There is much overlap in what licensed professional counselors and school counselors do, although school counselors are limited in their scope of practice as compared to LPCs
#5 Weight Loss Camps-These professionals provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults.
Guidance Counselor Salary (Philippines)
A Guidance Counselor earns an average salary of PHP 223,210 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.


#6 Community-Based Agencies

Community mental health services are provided to children, adolescents, and adults in an outpatient setting.
#7 State Agencies

State employment as a licensed professional counselor can be very versatile. In some cases, a counselor may be assigned to a specific department or region.
#8 Assertive Community Treatment

LPCs may also serve in some capacity on a region’s ACT team. Assertive Community Treatment teams focus on providing around-the-clock treatment services to people with serious mental illness like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.
#9 Non-profit Organizations

If you have a passion for assisting special populations, working in the non-profit sector may be a great choice for your career.
#10 Prisons

Licensed professional counselors who seek employment in the prison system typically conduct intake assessments on new inmates, develop treatment plans, work together with an interdisciplinary team to ensure that inmates receive proper care, and offer individual and group therapy services.
#11 Hospitals

These settings can include medical, psychiatric, or behavioral health hospitals that treat a range of patients.
#12 Group Homes

Group homes can focus on a wide range of issues such as victims of sexual abuse, women and children escaping a domestic violence, homelessness, substance abuse, or disability services.
Rights, Responsibilities, Accountabilities, and Code of Ethics
Clientele and Audiences in Counseling
Objective:
1. To Present the Relationships of Counselor among Client/Individual, Groups, and Community/ Research Community in order to guide Audiences in Counseling
Settings, Processes, Methods,and Tools in Counseling
Schools
Community
Lay Counselors-
are members of the community who are trained to provide a specific service or to perform certain limited activities.
Lay counselors have been used in counseling for:

1.drug addicts; and
2. people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS etc.
Reasons of Creating Lay Community Counselors:

To train local volunteer lay community counselors in immediate crisis response and basics of trauma counseling.
To help the community counselors to support survivors in their efforts to respond to the effects of tsunami.
To assist the counselors plan their activities in the aftermath of the tsunami.

ways or methods of Lay Community Counsel:

To understand reactions to trauma;
To listen and help survivors to ventilate;
To help survivors find privacy for the expression of emotions; and
To support survivors in their efforts to achieve a sense of emotional safety by reassuring them that their reactions are acceptable and not uncommon
The community counselors provided counsel by:

handling the bereaved through supportive interaction,
handling the children through play, and interactive and creative activities such as enacting plays, composing poems, singing songs, dancing and music etc. with the themes of “goodness of nature”, “tsunami is transient”, “we shall overcome” etc.
public education and awareness of the nature of the tsunami
problem solving and supportive activities
Advantages of lay Counseling:

Less dependence on experts
Cost effectiveness
Ensured local community participation
Ready entry points with the additional benefits of shorter time frames, easier
Identification of needs, easy rapport, and effective communication,
Enhanced stature of the community counsellors in the affected communities due to their continued presence and participation in recovery and reconstruction activities.
The contribution of private practice
counseling:
For those people who cannot access free services; or
who wish to have more choice in terms of the counselor they see; and
for those who want a high level of confidentiality such that their mental health issues.
Private Sector
Who are private practice counselors?
Counselors working in private practice are normally self-employed.
They may work from an office in their home or
in a clinic, and their income is the fee which clients pay for their service.
Some private practitioners have a set fee and
others may be able and willing to negotiate a fee dependent
on the client’s financial circumstances
Many counselors work in private practice alongside work in other
sectors such as the NHS, workplace, school or university
counseling or the voluntary sector.
Advantages:Process, Methods,and settings


Choice of timing-Private practice counselors often work evenings and
some at weekends, as well as during the week, so clients
can attend at a time that works for them and fits around
other commitments in their lives.
Frequency and timing of
attendance
Choice of counseling approach
clients
are assessed and then referred to the service deemed most appropriate to their needs
Confidentiality
A private practice counselor, whilst still being supervised in line
with professional requirements, is not required to inform
anyone that someone is attending counseling with them
Getting counseling when it is needed
the client can usually
begin counseling within a few days of making contact with
the counselor.
Accepting and working with risk
still considering risk, may be able to help clients
explore thoughts and feelings that would be difficult to
express elsewhere.
From patient to client/customer
supports autonomy, choice and empowerment on the part of the
client
Counseling services, processes, and methods
The Discipline of Social Work
The learners should be able to:

1. Demonstrate Comprehension of the Principles of Social Work
2. Discuss the Core Values of Social Work
3. Identify the Goals and Scope of Social Science
Goals
Definitions
The main goal of social work is to improve a society’s overall well-being, especially for the most vulnerable populations.

Scope
Social work’s distinguishing characteristics that emphasis on the person-in-environment model and its emphasis on social justice.
social workers not only consider individuals’ internal struggles, as other counselors might,
they also work with people to examine their relationships, family history, work environment, community environment, and the structures and policies
to identify ways to help address a problem or challenge
Core Values
Principles
Professionals and Practitioners in Social Work
The Learners should be able to:

To understand the role and functions of Social Workers
To identify specific work areas in which Social Workers work
To Identify Career Opportunities for Social Workers
Roles, Functions, Competencies of Social Work
Roles
Functions
5 major Competencies
1. Practice with professionalism

Social workers commit themselves to the profession’s enhancement and to their own professional conduct and growth.
2. Practice in an ethical manner

Social workers are knowledgeable about the value base of the profession, its ethical standards, and relevant laws.
3. Use critical thinking and professional judgment

They use critical thinking augmented by creativity and curiosity. Critical thinking also requires the synthesis and communication of relevant information
4. Embrace diversity

Social workers appreciate that, as a consequence of difference, a person’s life experiences may include oppression, poverty, marginalization, and alienation as well as privilege, power and acclaim
5. Advance human rights and socioeconomic justice

Social workers recognize the global interconnections of oppression and are knowledgeable about theories of justice and strategies to promote human and civil rights.
Areas of Specialization in which Social Workers Work
Child and Family Social Work

On the bachelor's level of practice, child and family social work usually involves working to improve the welfare and safety of children, adolescents and their families.
School Social Work

interact with school personnel and parents and provide direct services to students during your internship.
Social Work and the Aging

Social workers are often called upon to provide services to older adults, including assessments, supportive counseling and advocacy.
Clinical Social Work

Clinical social work specializations focus on assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and psychological disorders and the treatment of relationship and family problems.
Career Opportunities of Social Workers
Rights, Responsibilities, Accountabilities, and Code of Ethics
Ethics and accountability
social workers have to:
work with conflicting interests and competing rights
have a role to support, protect and empower people, as well as having statutory duties and other obligations that may be coercive and restrict people’s freedoms
are constrained by the availability of resources and institutional policies in society.
Social workers frequently play an important part in resolving such moral dilemmas.
Ethical considerations are rarely the responsibility of one worker.
accountability, therefore, is the process through which employers and the public can judge the quality of individual workers’ practice and hold them responsible for their decisions and actions.
a responsibility to promote social justice, in relation to society generally, and in relation to the people with whom they work
Clientele and Audiences in Social Work
Characteristics and Needs of Various Types of Clientele and Audiences
Settings, Processes, Methods, and Tools in Social Work
Government
Private Sector
Civil Society
for a social worker to be able to anchor their practice in national and international social policy and understand its place in society.
Social work services
Information, support and short term counseling is available if you’re going through a difficult time.


How we help
Who we help
How to contact a social worker
Trained and accredited
Your privacy
Manage your money
How we help
social workers can help you with:

short term counseling
information to help you, and
referrals to other support services
Who we help
social workers can help you when things are tough and you feel you’ve got no one to turn to.

You can talk to us about:

family and domestic violence
thoughts of suicide or self harm
a personal or family crisis
the death of a family member or someone close to you
homelessness
mental health concerns
struggles with caring responsibilities
if you’re affected by a natural disaster
Experiencing violence
If you are experiencing family and domestic violence we can help you access:

family and domestic violence services
emergency accommodation and long term housing support
financial help
counseling
health services
legal services
Mental health
Read about mental health support services available in your area if you:

feel depressed
feel anxious, or
have a mental illness or disorder
How to contact a social worker
To contact a social worker:

call the Centrelink employment services line and ask to speak to a social worker, or
visit a service centre and ask to speak to a social worker
You can bring a family member or a friend with you.
Trained and accredited
All our social workers hold a social work degree.

They are The Philippine Association of Social Workers, Inc.
consult with PASWI to maintain the highest professional standards.
Your privacy
We respect your right to privacy. We’ll treat any information you give us in line with our privacy policy.

social workers may ask to refer you to a support service. They can only pass on information if:

you’ve agreed, or
it’s required or authorised by law
Manage your money
social worker got advice and tools to help you with budgeting, borrowing and credit, and managing debt.

Read about how to manage your money.
In School
Social Work services, processes, and
methods
Objectives
The Learners Should Be Able To :
To demonstrate comprehension of the principles of communication;
To discuss the core values of communication

Elements of Communication
Professionals and Practitioners in Communication
Building effective relationships
Developing and maintaining relationships that inspire trust and
respect. Building a network and being able to influence others to
make things happen.
Roles, functions, and competencies of communicators ad journalists
Objectives
The learners Should Be Able To:
show understanding of the roles and
functions of communicators and
journalists;
To identify specific work areas in which
communicators and journalists work
Business focus

Having a clear understanding of the business issues and using
communication to help solve organizational problems and
achieve organisational objectives.

Consulting and coaching
Recommending appropriate solutions to customers; helping
others to make informed decisions; building people’s
communications competence.


Craft (writing and design)

Using and developing the right mix of practical communication
abilities (e.g. writing and design management) to hold the
confidence of peers and colleagues.
Developing other
communicators
Helping other communicators build their communications
competence and develop their careers.
Innovation and creativity

Looking for new ways of working, exploring best practice and
delivering original and imaginative approaches to
communication problems.
Listening Conducting
research and managing mechanisms for gathering
feedback and employee reaction
Specialist

Having specific subject matter expertise in a specialist area.
(and Communicators)
(and Communicators)
(and Communicators)
(and Communicators)
(and Communicators)
Interpersonal Communication

This specialization is great if you're interested in conflict mediation, counseling, intercultural training, or communication consulting!
Journalism

This gives you a great background for a career as a sportswriter, newscaster, photojournalist, or e-journalist!
Media Production

This is a perfect specialization for a career in audio production or sound recording, radio and internet radio broadcasting, television production, video editing and production, and multimedia production!
Media Studies

related to the mass media (film, television, internet, etc.)!
Organizational Communication

This is a perfect track for a career in corporate training and development, corporate or international negotiations, human relations/resources, communication management, or organizational consulting.
Performance Studies

interested in acting, directing, literature, or performance art; it is ideal for any career that involves public presentations, persuasion, creativity, and/or advocacy.
Public Relations

interested in a career in any area of public relations, marketing, advertising, or integrated communication!
Rhetorical Studies

for a career in advocacy, politics, or human rights work!
Areas of specialization in which
communicators and journalists work
An interest in life

You must be interested in the world around you. You must want to find things out and share your discoveries with your readers or listeners
Love of language

You cannot be a truly great journalist (communicator) without having a deep love of language, written or spoken
An alert and ordered mind

People trust journalists and communicators with facts, either the ones they give or the ones they receive.
A suspicious mind

the ability to recognize when you are being given false information.
Reliability

This is a quality admired in any profession, but is especially valued in journalism where both your employer and your audience rely on you to do your job.
Career opportunities of
communicators and journalists

Rights, Responsibilities,
Accountabilities, and Code of Ethics

Individuals, Groups, and Community
Characteristics and needs of various
types of clientele and audiences

Settings, Processes, Methods, and
Tools in Communication
Government
Private Sector
Civil Society
Schools
Community
Organizational Communication
Context
A communication tool is the specific device or product that carries a communication message to a target group
Mass media channel tools
Internet tools:
Websites
Blogs
Video conferences
Webinars
Web chats
Broadcast media tools:
Radio (including interviews, programs, news pieces and advertisements)
Television (including documentaries, interviews, news pieces and advertisements)
Print media:
Publications, such as articles in popular or scientific media
Newsletters
Brochures
Flyers
Posters
Magazines

Community based channels
Public service information broadcasts and videos
Events:
Conferences
Workshops
Training courses
Seminar
Brokerage events
Open days
Awards
Personal interviews
Conventions
Round tables
Poster displays
Fairs
Exhibitions
Communication Media Channels
New media and Social Media
Importance of Social Sciences
Functions of Applied Social Sciences
Self-Development
Persuasion
Organizing advocacy and
mobilization
Education
Effects of Applied Social Sciences
processes
Awareness and Knowledge: Social Media
Awareness and knowledge: Understanding the self
Attitude and value change
People's perceptions of natural, spiritual, and social phenomena are socially constructed.
disaster risk reduction is not a completely individual effort as it can also be fostered by social networks.
Disaster Risk Reduction
The
Bahala na
Habit

Mass Media
The Behavioral Change
Disaster Risk Reduction
Conflict Management and Peace building Process
Peace Building Process
Risk Assessment Behavior
Structural Change
Personal and Family Relations
Gender
overseas
migration of OFW
domestic
violence
Single Parent
Community Life
Substance Abuse
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